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. this he would have loved it to know everyone cared so much about him. >> 14-year-old marcus johnson was an eighth grader. on saturday he was one of two people in the pit area who was killed by an out of control race car at marysville race way park north of sacramento. that car was driven by marcus' cousin, 17-year-old chase johnson. he is a senior at petaluma high school. patrick is marcus' coach and knows the family well. >> i can't think of a worse tragedy. he and his cousin were as close as can be. they raced at the same race way. >> racing was in marcus' blood. he was a fourth generation race car driver. the family liked to race winged sprint cars like the one seen here in a race won by his cousin, chase. marcus' classmates knew of his passion for cars early on. >> i remember being in first grade and he would bring his race cars to our school for events. it was really fun to see. >> the cause of the crash is under investigation, but the family has told others that the steering wheel came off. classmates say marcus' cousin, chase, is in their thoughts too. >> it is so sad that hi
cared so much about him. >> 14-year-old marcus johnson was an eighth grader. on saturday he was one of two people in the pit area who was killed by an out of control race car at marysville race way park north of sacramento. that car was driven by marcus' cousin, 17-year-old chase johnson. he is a senior at petaluma high school. patrick is marcus' coach and knows the family well. worsean't think of tragedy. he and his cousin were as close as can be. they raced at the same race way. >> racing was in marcus' blood. he was a fourth generation race car driver. the family liked to race like te one seen here in a race won by his cousin, chase. marcus' classmates knew of his passion for cars early on. >> i remember being in first grade and he would bring his race cars to our school for events. it was really fun to see. >> the cause of the crash isione family has told others that the steering wheel came off. classmates say marcus' cousin, chase, is in their thoughts too. >> it is so sad that his cousin, even though he did nothing wrong, he will have to think about this and know that he -- an
. friends and family of 14 year-old marcus johnson have been stopping by the moral outside of his family's muffler shop. he was one of two people killed when a race car sped out of control during a warm-up lap on the racetrack in marysville and crashed into the pit area. 68 year-old hideo wondergem of grass valley was also killed. >> authorities say the boy is the cousin of the driver of the race car was not injured. chase the johnson was behind the wheel during saturday's fatal crash. the pedal high school senior has also been a competitive fraser says a young age. his web site revealed that he comes from four generations of race car drivers. the 17 year-old lives and penngrsove. a town outside of pelham up. some of the championships each one have been at the petaluma speedway. his shop teacher at petaluma high school says chase is a good student. one of several kids at the school and a very involved in the sport. >> it is very difficult and sad to hear. >> chase johnson's website listed marcus as a member of the crew but the yuba county sheriff's department reports that market was not
there's not much you can do johnson's print car hit and killed his 14 el-year-old cousin, marcus johnson. also killed wag dale wondergem of agrees way. chase johnson's family secluded themselves from the media with a sign saying they wanted privacy. friends of the families left flowers and notes at the muffler shop. michael lives in the area and knows the. >> john: -- knows the johnson family. the didn't hassle -- >> marcus was a sweet kid. and i know that his dad loved him very much. >> probably the best person to be around most of the time. he was always nice and nice to talk to. reporter: michael said is sat but will continue to race. johnson had his own close call two years ago, his car flipped over during a race but johnson was unhurt. chase johnson was not hurt in the accident, and no one else on the racetrack was injured. thual ya -- the shakes -- sheriff's department is investigating. >> new tonight at 6:00, four people suffered minor injuries after a small pickup truck slammed into a thrift store in vallejo this afternoon. firefighters evacuated at least 40 people from
will think that all the time. >> reporter: marcus's classmates and family are having a tough time with it. >> he had his whole life ahead of him and one little mistake and he's gone. it's very, very sad and tragic. it hurts my heart because i can think what if that was one of my kids. i can't imagine. >> reporter: bob johnson says his grand son, chase, is really hurting, but he says marcus wouldn't want him to give up on the family sport. >> i know that marcus would say to chase you drive the car. i don't want you to stop racing because of me. you drive that car. >> reporter: chase's grandfather says whatever he decides to do, whether he continues racing or gives it up his family will be behind him. tonight the sheriff's investigators are reportedly looking at a mechanical failure as a potential car. the steering wheel came off sending his grand son's car out of control. reporting live in petaluma, i'm jodi hernandez. >>> school closures, teacher layoffs and larger classes all up for discussion in the south bay right now. there is an $8 million hole to fill. the superintendent says there
-winning sprint car driver and was also marcus' friend. >> he was always nice, and nice to talk to. reporter: michael says he is sat but will continue to race. why johnson lost control of the car is under investigation. chase johnson won sprint car races in the past, had his open close call two years ago, his car flipped over button son was unhurt. >> chase johnson was not injured in the accident, neither was anyone else on the racetrack other than those two fatilities. the cause of the accident is under investigation. >> the deaths in marysville come three weeks after a raceway crash injured at least 30 fans at daytona international speedway. ten cars collided during the nascar nationwide series race with one flying into the fence. this crash could prompt a redesign that might include sturdier fences. >> passing drivers tried to help after two cars crashed in oakland and one tumbled down an embankment this morning on westbound 580. initial chp reports are that people were trapped in the white car you see here. crews did manage to free the victims, and we're told no one was seriously hurt. n
saturday at maryville's raceway park. the driver and the victim are family. marcus johnson of santa rosa was in the pit area watching warmup laps for a sprint car race and hasn't when a car driven by his own cousin, 17- year-old chase johnson, flew off the track. marcus was hit and killed. his dad said the two were more than cousins. they were best friends who shared a passion for car racing. >> two of them were peas in a pod and they would enjoy everything and and enjoy ef-- enjoy everything together and enjoy every minute of life together. >> the steering wheel popped up, causing him to lose control. at this point, the yuba county sheriff's office is investigating the cause of the crash. chase, the driver, was not hurt in the crash. the other person killed in the crash, 68-year-old dale windergem was in the pit area and owned cars scheduled to race. at the time of the accident, about 1600 spectators were in the stands. another 600 people were in the pit area of that racetrack complex in marysville. so it's amazing more people weren't hurt. in our next hour of "mornings on 2," what expe
of them was chase's 14 year old cousin, marcus johnson. relatives say the cousins were very close. 68 year old dale wondergem of grass valley was also killed. >>> alameda police are investigating a stabbing that left two people injured at a bar. it happened around closing time last night at skobiex's on central avenue will people were out celebrating st. patrick's day. police say the victims were involved in a fight between two groups. one victim was stabbed in the neck. the second was cut on the head. investigators are trying to determine what type of weapon was used. neighbors say this is not the first time there has been trouble at skobie's. >> this violence is it just seems like it could easily be prevented. i don't know why they are serving people when they are clearly intoxicated to the point where they are having street fights in a residential area. >> so far, no arrests have been made. one of the victims underwent surgery and is now in stable condition. the other was treat and released. >>> just about 90 minutes from now, former santa cl
. marcus johnson of santa rosa was in the pit area watching warmup laps for a sprint car race and hasn't when a car driven by his own cousin, 17- year-old chase johnson, flew off the track. marcus was hit and killed. his dad said the two were more than cousins. they were best friends who shared a passion for car racing. >> two of them were peas in a pod and they would enjoy everything and and enjoy ef-- enjoy everything together and enjoy every minute of life together. >> the steering wheel popped up, causing him to lose control. at this point, the yuba county sheriff's office is investigating the cause of the crash. chase, the driver, was not hurt in the crash. the other person killed in the crash, 68-year-old dale windergem was in the pit area and owned cars scheduled to race. at the time of the accident, about 1600 spectators were in the stands. another 600 people were in the pit area of that racetrack complex in marysville. so it's amazing more people weren't hurt. in our next hour of "mornings on 2," what experts at the track say about the i
of the vehicle. >> straight out the gate probably 90, 95 miles per hour just flew in the air and marcus just left my side and went to the other bathroom and was walking back from the restroom and the car flew in the air and hit him. >> reporter: marcus and dale wondergym died from their injuries. dale was not hurt. the santa rosa teen was also looking forward to playing high school basketball next year. >> the sweetest young man. all his coaches, all his friends would tell you the first one to help somebody or give somebody a hand. >> reporter: rob johnson says chase told him his steering wheel had popped off and that's why he lost control of the car. >> every time he got out of the car in every race would check and check and check. i don't know how it could come out because he always double checked it just to make sure. i don't know how it could come up. >> reporter: chase was too upset to talk to us about what happened. chase learned to race here at the petaluma. the raceway declined to comment but said that chase was well known here with a promising future in racing. >> the other person kille
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was chase's 14 year old cousin, marcus johnson. relatives say the cousins were very close. 68 year old dale wondergem of grass valley was also killed. >>> alameda police are investigating a stabbing that left two people injured at a bar. it happened around closing time last night at skobiex's on central avenue will people were out celebrating st. patrick's day. police say the victims were involved in a fight between two groups. one victim was stabbed in the neck. the second was cut on the head. investigators are trying to determine what type of weapon was used. neighbors say this is not the first time there has been trouble at skobie's. >> this violence is it just seems like it could easily be prevented. i don't know why they are serving people when they are clearly intoxicated to the point where they are having street fights in a residential area. >> so far, no arrests have been made. one of the victims underwent surgery and is now in stable condition. the other was treat and released. >>> just about 90 minutes from now, former santa clara county supervisor is due in court and a plea to co
-old marcus johnson of santa rosa and another man were killed when a car lost control and slammed into the pit area. >> it's dangerous for the people that are watching it. i really believe that they ought to take the time to fix that. >> the racetrack owner says investigators have not determined the track to be unsafe. investigators continue to look into what caused johnson to lose control. >>> helping to rebuild a fairfield landmark destroyed by fire, that's the goal of organizers as they hold a benefit concert for a club that suffered a million dollars in damages on january 25th. investigators say the fire started in the attic. it was determined to be an accident. money raised will go toward rebuilding the club which brings in some big name comedians from across the country. >>> there's a big emergency drill going on right now inwalnut creek. canine search and rescue teams are conducting a mock search at the shell ridge open space.  they are simulate ago plane crash. this will all take place until 3:00. the open space is still open to the public but pet owners are being asked to keep their
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